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  • Families First Participants to Receive a One-Time Additional Payment

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First program. Households with an active, ongoing case in the Families First Program as of May 31, 2022,  will receive a one-time payment of $450 on their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) … Read more


  • Code Orange Air Alert

    AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CDT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued a Code Orange Health Advisory for the Nashville area in effect from midnight tonight to midnight CDT Wednesday night. This alert area includes Cannon County. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Ozone … Read more


  • Tennessee’s Heartbeat Law Now in Effect

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III issued the following statement after the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously vacated the district court’s injunction of the timing provisions in the Tennessee “Heartbeat Bill” in Memphis Center for Reproductive Health v. Slatery. “Tennesseans, through their elected representatives, passed the “Heartbeat Bill” in 2020,” said General Slatery. “With … Read more


  • Gas Prices Drop Again This Week in Tennessee

    Gas prices across Tennessee fell for the second week in a row – providing a bit of good news for the 945,000 Tennesseans expected to hit the road later this week for the Independence Day holiday. Today’s state average is nearly nine cents less expensive than one week ago. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $4.51 which is 24 cents … Read more


  • Celebrate Pollinator Week in Tennessee

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is announcing a series of animated, educational videos about pollination and pollinator species featuring narrator Polli the Tennessee Bee. These episodes educate children about the process of pollination, its importance, and the pollinator species native to Tennessee. The initial three episodes in the video series, are titled “Meet the … Read more


  • TDH Urges Tennesseans to Be Cautious During Extreme Heat and Stay Safe in the Sun

    Extreme heat continues to impact the state and the Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to follow important safety tips to avoid heat-related illnesses.  ‘’Summer is usually a great time to be outdoors, and it is important to be careful when you’re out in the sun, especially in recent high temperatures occurring across the state,’’ said Tennessee … Read more


  • TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisory on Center Hill Reservoir

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced a precautionary fish consumption advisory due to mercury on Center Hill Reservoir in Dekalb and Putnam counties. In 2021, TDEC and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) collected fish tissue data on Center Hill Reservoir where fish were analyzed for mercury. Based on the fish … Read more